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The Unruly Party That Turned Theodore Geisel into Dr. Seuss

It happened while Theodore Geisel was editor of the Dartmouth humor magazine, the Jack-O-Lantern:

Geisel was very proud of his position as editor. But it’s a title Geisel would lose one fateful night on campus.

“His senior year he decided to hold a party for all of the Jack-O-Lantern staff,” Pease recounted.

Geisel’s party got out of hand, thanks to a couple of unruly guests. As punishment, his name was stripped from the Jack-O-Lantern publication. But Geisel continued drawing for the magazine under pseudonyms; finally settling on Seuss.

Earlier: How did Dr. Seuss die?

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